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Chicago Symphony Orchestra,

founded in 1891 when businessman Charles Norman Fay invited the German-born conductor Theodore Thomas to establish and lead a new city orchestra; he conducted it until his death in 1905. Orchestra Hall, designed by Daniel H. BurnhamBurnham, Daniel Hudson
, 1846–1912, American architect and city planner b. Henderson, N.Y. He was trained in architects' offices in Chicago. In that city he established (1873) a partnership with John W.
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, was built for it in 1904 with funds raised by public subscription; the hall is now part of Symphony Center, which was completed in 1997. Frederick StockStock, Frederick
(Friedrich Wilhelm August Stock) , 1872–1942, German-American conductor and composer. He came to the United States in 1895 as a violist in the Chicago Orchestra and became (1899) assistant conductor.
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, Thomas's assistant, succeeded him and conducted the orchestra until 1942. Rafael Kubelík (see under Kubelík, JanKubelík, Jan
, 1880–1940, Czech violinist. Kubelík studied with Otakar Ševčik at the Prague Conservatory. He made his debut in Vienna in 1898 and was thereafter internationally acclaimed for his great virtuosity and dramatic power.
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), its conductor from 1950 to 1953, was followed by Fritz ReinerReiner, Fritz
, 1888–1963, American conductor, b. Budapest. After serving as conductor of the People's Opera in Budapest (1911–14) and the Court Opera in Dresden (1914–21), he came (1922) to the United States as conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony
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, who conducted until 1962. Sir Georg SoltiSolti, Sir Georg
, 1912–97, English conductor, b. Hungary. He made his conducting debut in Budapest (1933) and later led orchestras in Switzerland, Germany, and France. Solti gained fame as music director (1969–91) of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
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 conducted from 1969 to 1991 and was succeeded by Daniel BarenboimBarenboim, Daniel
, 1942–, Israeli pianist and conductor, b. Buenos Aires, Argentina. He made his debut in Buenos Aires at seven. His family settled in Israel in 1952, and he studied at Rome's Santa Cecilia Academy and with Nadia Boulanger and others.
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, who served as its conductor until 2006. Bernard Haitink subsequently served as interim conductor, and in 2010 Ricardo MutiMuti, Riccardo
, 1941–, Italian conductor. Principal conductor of the Maggio Musicale (1969–81) in Florence and of the Philharmonia Orchestra (1973–82) in London, he became (1977) principal guest conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra and succeeded (1980)
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 became principal conductor. The orchestra plays a summer season at Ravinia Park, in the suburbs north of Chicago.
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Since 2011, the ensemble has been featured as brass quintet-in-residence for the National Brass Symposium, sharing the stage with principal brass players from the Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic and Atlanta Symphony.
He has also appeared with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia, the Mariinsky Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Cecile Licad has performed with the world's best orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, and London Symphony, among many others.
The recordings accentuate the performance of conductors such as Seiji Ozawa, Pinchas Zukerman, Leonard Bernstein, Christoph Eschenbach and Claudio Abbado, and orchestras as the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra and Berliner Philharmoniker.
A resource that documents the names and origins and players in several orchestras, among them the Chicago Symphony and the Boston Symphony, in the 20th century is stokowski.
Luke's, de Nueva York, ha dirigido la Orquesta Filarmonica de Berlin, la Boston Symphony Orchestra, la Filarmonica de Roterdam, la Chicago Symphony Orchestra .
Stephen Miles, director, New Music New College "I'm listening repeatedly to Alban Berg's Violin Concerto [Anne-Sophie Mutter with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by James Levine].
His many other positions included music director of the Vienna State Opera, the Berlin Philarmonic and the London Symphony Orchestra and as principal guest conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Seward and the Fisk Jubilee Singers; and Frederick Stock, long-time Chicago Symphony Orchestra conductor.
His commissions have included the Library of Congress, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and several historic residences designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Petersburg Symphony Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and honored with many awards.
Members are also active at many levels of musicianship, from beginning students to their participation in programs like the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Beyond the Score program.

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